Christchurch Mayor Bob Parker is waiting to hear whether the Government will commit money to help repair damaged heritage buildings.
Scores of heritage and character buildings in Canterbury, including a great number in Christchurch, were damaged in the magnitude 7.1 earthquake on 4 September.
Mr Parker told a public meeting on Monday night that he has spoken to Prime Minister John Key about the Government providing money to a heritage fund, but is yet to receive an answer.
He says more money means more buildings saved.
But Mr Parker says they have nowhere near enough money.